FAIRFIELD — Finals for the District 53 All-Star tournaments are this week with two of the three divisions deciding championships at the Cordelia/Tri-Valley Little League fields next to Green Valley Middle School.
It’s all part of a big week on the diamonds.
Lodi takes on Chico for the championship of the Western Amateur Baseball Federation tournament, hosted by the Fairfield Expos American Legion baseball team, at Laurel Creek Park.
The Tri-Valley 11-12 All-Stars will try to stay alive in the loser’s bracket against American Canyon in a game at Tri-Valley. Tri-Valley would also need to win each of the next four days to capture the district crown.
In 9-10 loser’s bracket play, Fairfield Atlantic takes on Napa American at East Vallejo and Tri-Valley battles East Vallejo at St. Helena. Each must prevail in five straight games to win the district championship, which will be decided Thursday or Friday in St. Helena.
The defending District 53 champion Fairfield Pacific 11-12 All-Stars play Napa National in the winner’s bracket final at Tri-Valley. The winner advances to Thursday’s championship game with a second game to be played Friday, if necessary.
The Pacific 10-11 All-Stars play their first game in the loser’s bracket against Napa American at East Vallejo. Pacific needs to win four straight games for the district title.
The Expos head north to play a doubleheader with the Humboldt Eagles at Arcata Ball Park, home of the Humboldt Crabs.
In collegiate baseball action, the Solano Mudcats play the San Francisco Seagulls at Fairmont Field in Pacifica.
The Expos conclude their series with the Eagles with a single game in Arcata.
At Allan Witt Park, the Fairfield Indians collegiate baseball team hosts the Novato Knicks.
Fairfield-Suisun Bobby Sox teams take part in a regional tournament in Salinas with some squads looking to qualify for the National Tournament of Champions to be held in Huntington Beach later this month. The regionals run through Sunday.
The Expos open a three-game series with Sonoma County at Laurel Creek Park.
The Indians again play the Novato Knicks, this time in a doubleheader at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park.
The Mudcats battle the Sacramento Legends in a doubleheader at Sacramento City College.
Returning to their home field at Will C. Wood High, the Mudcats play a doublehader with the Valley Bears.
The second game of the Expos’ series with Sonoma County is at Laurel Creek Park.
The Indians hit the road to play the Atwater Aviators at Fireman’s Memorial Park in Atwater.
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